scerwen
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
scerwen
scerpen (?) a scattering (?), sharing (?), giving (?) (cf. be-scerwan to deprive) Denum eallum wearð cénra gehwylcum eorlum ealuscerwen there was a fine feast for all the Danes (?) (the reference is to the disturbance caused by the fight between Beowulf and Grendel), Beo. Th. 1542; B. 769. Myclade mereflód meoduscerwen (scerpen, MSS.) wearð æfter symbeldæge the flood increased; a fine feast was there after the banquet (the reference is to the flood which eame from the stone pillar, and swept away some of the Mermedonians. Cf. Ðæt wæs biter beórþegu: byrlas ne gǽldon ... ðǽr wæs ǽlcum genóg drync sóna gearu, 3063-3069; An. 1534-1537), Andr. Kmbl. 3051; An. 1528. v. Grmm. A. and E. pp. xxxvi, 133, and note to Wülcker's ed. of Grein.
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